With a nod toward the Vincentian value of service to others that threads through DePaul, the incoming, full-time MBA class participated in the program’s first ever ​​​​​​​​​​Service and Justice Day. The event was sponsored by the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in partnership with the University Ministry.

The 34 MBA candidates visited several locations around Chicago to learn about nonprofit organizations, sustainability operations and how to match their business goals with service to their communities. But the students were more than observers as they rolled up their sleeves to help advocacy groups who serve our most vulnerable citizens. Students cut weeds and harvested vegetables at DePaul’s Urban Garden, cleaned at the Seton Food Pantry at St. Vincent de DePaul parish and learned about the Cara Program, a nonprofit dedicated to providing job assistance to those living in poverty. Students also met with current MBA students and graduates, where a topic of conversation was the intersection of social responsibility and commerce. Below are photos from the inaugural service event.​ 

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